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Kathryn Campbell

Deputy Secretary
Tertiary, Youth and International (DEEWR)

Portrait of Kathryn Campbell

Kathryn Campbell commenced as the Deputy Secretary, Tertiary, Youth and International in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) on 24 May 2010. Prior to this appointment, Ms Campbell was the Deputy Secretary, Budget within the Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance).  In this role, she provided advice to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, senior ministers and Cabinet’s Expenditure Review Committee on expenditure priorities, and supported the Government in preparing and delivering the Budget.

From 2005 to 2009 Ms Campbell was the Deputy Secretary, Financial Management in Finance. In this role she was responsible for the financial framework of the Australian Government, the Future Fund and Nation-building funds, Australian Government civilian superannuation schemes, the production of Australian Government financial statements, and the Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs). Ms Campbell was also a member of the Financial Reporting Council from 2005 to 2010.

Ms Campbell previously managed divisions in Finance responsible for Budget Policy and Coordination (2004 and 2005) and Social Welfare (2002 to 2004).

From 1998 to 2001, Ms Campbell held a variety of Branch Manager and Division Manager positions within the Property Group of Finance. In these roles she was responsible for the management of the Commonwealth’s non-Defence portfolio (domestic and overseas), the $250 million per annum asset divestment program and the construction and refurbishment program (domestic and overseas).

Prior to 1998, Ms Campbell held various corporate, strategic planning, information technology and resource management positions within the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Defence. 

Ms Campbell holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Information Science, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Mathematics). She also undertook the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2008.

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